Gallery: David Spurgeon’s Passive Solar Houseboat Conserves Energy in S...

Sausalito-based architect David Spurgeon specializes in handcrafted design, and his resume sits bobbing on the water at the end of Liberty Dock. Spurgeon built the houseboat he lives in by hand from 2002 to 2005, and it's one of the most impressive homes in
 
Sausalito-based architect David Spurgeon specializes in handcrafted design, and his resume sits bobbing on the water at the end of Liberty Dock. Spurgeon built the houseboat he lives in by hand from 2002 to 2005, and it's one of the most impressive homes in the community of unique and eccentric floating homes just a few miles north of San Francisco. The energy-efficient, two-story houseboat is designed to adapt to whatever the weather brings. On a warm day, the house opens up to the outdoors, but in the cooler winter months it can be buttoned up tight to keep cold air out.

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